Using a napkin
Looking for a starting point for a journal page today, I grabbed a napkin. Napkins are great on journal pages not only for the wonderful art they contain, but also for the texture they add to the paper. So I tore part of a napkin that, as you can see, has the Eiffel tower; it contained maps, butterflies...kind of an old world look. I glued it down with some Decou-Page. Then I started covering up parts of the napkin with paint, and isolated the part that had the Eiffel Tower which became a vase. Cool things happen when you least expect it, but I think the vase looks like clear glass with a design painted on it. I also isolated the butterfly, and covered everything around it. The parts that are covered with paint...mostly blue because I love the color blue....add nice texture to the page.
I also added flowers....Overall, it feels nice to run your hand across the page. I went from doing the large painting of my art supply cabinet...which was much more "controlled" because I was replicating a piece of furniture...to doing a more "free art" style today....what's my next large painting going to be? I haven't got a clue.